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Lake Providence, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Providence had a population of 3,887 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Providence is located at latitude 32.802 and longitude -91.1752 in East Carroll Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Providence (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. East Carroll Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Town of Lake Providence (GNIS ID: 2405976) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lake Providence is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Carroll Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Providence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Providence, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,887
Population in Households 3,887
Population in Familes 3,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,082
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,426
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 940
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 775 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $54,577
Average Home Value $100,194


Median Household Income $21,932
Average Household Income $42,911
Per Capita Income $15,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.37%
Households -0.59% -0.48%
Families -0.7% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Providence, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Providence to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 72nd
Population Density1 # 137 71st
Diversity Index2 # 309 35th
Median Household Income # 463 3rd
Per Capita Income # 429 10th

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